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By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~


It is time for another exciting year of Xavier athletics. Both the women’s and men’s soccer teams look to start their seasons off on the right foot. The new season brings new opportunities for both teams, which showed incredible promise and potential for the up­coming season.

The women begin on Aug. 22 in Harrisburg, Va., at the JMU Invitational against James Madison, and the men start on Aug. 29 at home vs. Lipscomb.

Both teams experienced win­ning, but ultimately unsatisfying, seasons last year and are looking toward improvement for their re­spective 2014 campaigns.

Elsewhere, the women’s vol­leyball team is ready to get going after a disappointing loss last sea­son to Creighton in the Big East championship. Now with a year of experience under their belt, the Musketeers aim to return to the Big East Championship game for another shot at the title.

The team looks to shine this year on Cintas Center’s new, dy­namic court design. The new court design will debut this fall and will feature the classic bold Xavier “X” as well as a fresh de­piction of the Cincinnati skyline.

Other sports beginning soon include cross country, swimming and golf.

Xavier University is lucky enough to have so many teams and sport programs, but it cannot thrive without fan support.

Make it a priority to support your fellow students and show your Xavier pride this season. These athletes are ready to deliver for us, and it should be a wonder­ful year.